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Kid Friendly Restaurants in Los Angeles

cdnkelly Jul 27, 2008 04:06 PM

My friend is visiting with his two children and we want to take them somewhere fun for dinner. The girls are 2 and 3 years old and we live in West Hollywood. Does anyone have any suggestions?


  1. roxhills Jul 29, 2008 02:44 PM

    If they're girls, the American Girl cafe at the Grove is as fun as it gets. If not, Wood Ranch or any of the places at Farmer's Market are great. My 2 year old gets left home a lot because he isn't great restaurant company but my 5 year olds enjoy Benihana, Colony Cafe (on Pico) any coffee shop, places that serve breakfast for dinner, etc.

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      archer Jul 29, 2008 01:10 PM

      Farmers Market is great for kids & you can all have your choice of cuisine. Particularly nice in the summer. Also, my young nieces & nephew love Korean Bbque when they visit; cooking @ the table entertains them. Across town in Santa Monica, Musha is a good choice w/ young children; ask for a tatami room. Again, entertaining tableside food prep such as fish seared @ the table, rice stirred in a cheese wheel, mini hibachis, etc. Another thought close to your area is Ethiopian such as Meals by Genet (my fave) or one of the others in Little Ethiopia on Fairfax near Olympic. The kids might love eating w/ their hands, but the food may be a bit spicy for them though.

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        jillso Jul 29, 2008 12:32 PM

        The garden cafe at the Getty Center. The kids will love the tramride up the mountain.

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          Iceman Jul 28, 2008 06:47 PM

          CPK by the Beverly Center.

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            nick_r Jul 28, 2008 10:14 AM

            With a two-year old and a three-year old I'd stay with places that are tourist-heavy and boisterous. Mel's (Sunset), El Coyote (Beverly/Fairfax), or any of the places in the Grove should be good.

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              attran99 Jul 28, 2008 03:34 PM

              I think the best food comes out of the Farmer's Market across from the Grove.

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                Rizza Jul 29, 2008 03:53 PM

                I have to agree. I have been taking my kids to the Farmer's market for years (they are 4 and 6 now) and they always have the best time. They also enjoy Korean BBQ, sushi, and yakitori. Japanese places (at least in Gardena) often bring out cute plastic plates, cups, and silverware for kids, which makes them feel special and invited. I guess it depends on what kind of food they like. I have read somewhere on this board that Angelini Osteria can be very kid friendly, but I haven't tried it yet.

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              attran99 Jul 28, 2008 09:46 AM

              How far are you all willing to drive?

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